Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon director's cuts are coming to Netflix on August 2

The R-rated, extended versions of Rebel Moon Parts One and Two will both drop on August 2, with new titles and "sexier, bloodier" footage.
Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver. Sofia Boutella as Kora in Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver. Cr. Clay Enos/Netflix © 2023
Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver. Sofia Boutella as Kora in Rebel Moon — Part Two: The Scargiver. Cr. Clay Enos/Netflix © 2023 /

Listen up, Rebel Moon fans! Today, Netflix announced that the R-rated director's cuts for Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon are hitting the streaming platform this August. Both Rebel Moon — Part One: A Child of Fire and Part Two: The Scargiver are getting their respective director's cuts released on the same day, with brand new titles to go along with a bevy of new footage.

Snyder took to Twitter/X to spread the news that Rebel Moon — Chapter One: Chalice of Blood and Rebel Moon — Chapter Two: Curse of Forgiveness will both land on Netflix on August 2. He also shared a few striking new images from the director's cuts:

“Delve further into the mythology and madness of Zack Snyder’s epic sci-fi saga in the viciously sexier, bloodier world of ‘Rebel Moon — Chapter One: Chalice of Blood’ and ‘Rebel Moon – Chapter Two: Curse of Forgiveness,'” Netflix said in a press release. “In Snyder’s director’s cut, a peaceful settlement on a moon in the furthest reaches of the universe finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, and Kora (Sofia Boutella), a mysterious stranger living among the villagers, becomes their best hope for survival. Tasked with finding trained fighters who will unite with her in making an impossible stand against the Motherworld, Kora assembles a small band of warriors — outsiders, insurgents, peasants, and orphans of war who share a common need for redemption and revenge. As the shadow of an entire Realm bears down on the unlikeliest of moons, a new army of heroes is formed.”

According to Variety, Snyder previously revealed that the director's cut version of his two Rebel Moon films will contain around an hour of previously unseen footage. “The director’s cut is close to an hour of extra content, so I think it’s a legitimate extended universe version,” Snyder said. “You really get to see a lot. It’s just more painted-in all the way. The director’s [cut] is a settle-in deep dive, which I have notoriously done throughout my career. I don’t know how I got into this director’s cut thing, but what I will say about it is that, for me, the director’s cuts have always been something I had to fight for in the past and nobody wanted it. It was this bastard child that I was always trying to put together because they felt like there was a deeper version. And with Netflix, we shot scenes just for the director’s cut. So in that way, it’s really a revelation because it gives that second kick at the can for big fans.”

Can't wait for the Rebel Moon director's cuts? Read the books!

Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon movies were a bit of a mixed bag — personally, I didn't fall head over heels for them, but many viewers did and it's exciting that there'll be more. One of the things that I struggled with was feeling like some plot points were glossed over very quickly, which is something these director's cuts have a good chance of fixing. I'm curious to see what Snyder does with them.

But hey, in case you're dying for Rebel Moon right this very moment and August sounds like too long a time to wait, there is another option: books! Immortal Pleasures author V. Castro penned tie-in novelizations for both Rebel Moon movies, and they're already available. My understanding is that these books include some of the material that's part of Snyder's director's cuts, so you can actually find out some of the changes right now if you want. Here are links for novelizations of A Child of Fire and The Scargiver, respectively.

Zack Snyder's Rebel Moon director's cuts are out August 2 on Netflix.

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